The Lagos state government has revealed the hospital where former Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, died of COVID19 in the state on Friday April 17.
A statement released by the state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, says 67-year-old Kyari died at the First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos.
Read the statement below
PRESS STATEMENT ISSUED BY COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH, PROFESSOR AKIN ABAYOMI: DEATH OF MALLAM ABBA KYARI IN LAGOS
Following enquiries on the passing away of the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mallam Abba Kyari on Friday 17th April 2020, the Lagos State Government states that:
Mallam Abba Kyari died from complications of Coronavirus infection at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos. This hospital is a Lagos State designated high care, biosecurity-compliant, COVID-19 facility, accredited by the Health Facility Management and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) of the Lagos State Ministry of Health.
As a basis for accreditation, First Cardiology Consultants established a separate specialist wing with staff dedicated to the treatment of complicated cases of COVID-19, under the supervision of the Lagos State COVID-19 emergency response team.